Katherine Legge Named Winner of the Lord Wakefield Trophy
At MSA Night of Champions
January 28, 2017 – The Motor Sports Association (MSA) of the United Kingdom today named Katherine Legge winner of the prestigious Lord Wakefield Trophy, at the organization’s annual “Night of Champions” ceremony held at the Royal Automobile Club in London, England.
It is the second time the Surrey native been awarded the prestigious trophy at the MSA’s traditional prize-giving, having been a previous recipient of the Lord Wakefield Trophy in 2007.
Legge was recognized for her dedication and consistently high achievement in motorsports by the MSA, the national governing body for automobile racing in the U.K. In 2016, she capped a four-season association with DeltaWing Racing by becoming the first woman in history to lead the Rolex 24 endurance contest at the Daytona International Speedway, while continuing in her roles as a member of the Women in Motorsport Commission of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and as STEM ambassador for the Girl Scouts.
“I’m absolutely delighted and honored to receive this award,” said Legge, who is competing for MSR and Acura this weekend in the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. “It’s lovely to be awarded the Lord Wakefield trophy, and very humbling. I have been extremely fortunate to be involved in motorsport throughout my life. I am grateful for every opportunity I have been given in our sport, and will do my best to be a worthy recipient of this honor.”
Presented by the MSA on behalf of the British Women’s Racing Drivers’ Club, the Lord Wakefield Trophy honors women for their contributions to motorsports. Previous recipients have included racing drivers Divina Galica and Susie Wolf; rally champions Michelle Mouton and Pat Moss-Carlsson; Formula One team principal Claire Williams and Audi Sport racing engineer Leena Gade.
This season, Legge is driving an Acura NSX GT3 for Michael Shank Racing in the GT Daytona division of the IMSA WeatherTech SpotsCar championship. She is making her race debut with MSR and Acura this weekend at the Rolex 24.